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Introducing Martha Stewart Crafts Decoupage
Decoupage is one of the art world's most alluring home-design trends. Delicate or bold -- however you choose -- the paper cutouts, glued in place, create the look and feel of an elegant painting. Martha Stewart Crafts Decoupage works on all surfaces, from tote bags to bedroom walls, and gives every level of crafter the tools necessary for an easy and elegant DIY decoupage project.
Martha Stewart Crafts Decoupage includes premium multisurface formulas, beautifully detailed paper cutouts, doilies, fabric die-cuts, metallic trims, lace, and rolled papers. The decoupage collection works on paper, fabric, metal, glass, and terra cotta, while all the finishes dry hard with no tack. Watch Martha introduce the collection.
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How to Decoupage Lace
Before applying decoupage lace on a fabric surface, prewash fabric in soap and water according to the fabric surface label. Dry thoroughly without fabric softener or using a dryer sheet. Iron if necessary (without starch).
When working with dimensional or textured fabrics, such as the Martha Stewart Crafts Decoupage Laces, you may need to press and hold the lace trim in place a few additional minutes because of the nature of the thicker textiles.
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Tools of the Trade
When creating a decoupage project, make sure you have these tools and supplies on hand:
• Scissors or a craft knife for trimming excess paper or fabric,
• Martha Stewart Crafts Decoupage Brushes (available in three sizes) for applying the decoupage finishes,
• And a Martha Stewart Crafts Decoupage Brayer for smoothing the decoupaged paper or fabric.
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Decoupage Strong, All Year Long
The durable, permanent formula is weather-resistant and great for outdoor use. The paper and fabric cutouts won't rip, tear, sog, or yellow from fabric exposure. Rain or shine, decoupage crafts are perfect for any season.
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Easy Does It
Martha Stewart Crafts Decoupage Paper Cutouts are designed with ease in mind for all levels of crafters, so cutouts can be used directly out of packaging. Unless you want to reshape them, the die-cuts do not need to be cut, saving you valuable time for mastering your craft.
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Combine with Craft Paint
Prime your project with your favorite Martha Stewart Crafts Craft Paint color and allow it to dry. Then decoupage on top with any of the inspired finishes for embellishment.
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Decoupage Your Dishes
Martha Stewart Crafts Decoupage is 100% dishwasher safe. Your ceramic and glass decoupage projects will not fade or tear, so your hand-designed china is guaranteed to last.
Tip: Projects on ceramic and glass should be air-cured for 21 days before using.
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Machine Washable, Too!
Before tossing your latest decoupage project in the wash, make sure you know the rules:
Fabric decoupage cures by air-drying for 72 hours in a mild, dry room. To expedite curing, allow project to dry for a minimum of 24 hours, then iron (no steam) on the highest setting for the material for 30 seconds in a small circular motion, or force dry in a dryer on the highest setting for 1 hour. Once cured, your fabric project can be hand-washed or machine-washed on gentle cycle using cool water and mild detergent. Do not use fabric softener.
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For an elegant oilcloth look, use the oilcloth decoupage finish with your fabric die-cuts. The Martha Stewart Craft squeegee helps you apply a smooth, even oilcloth finish. For the best results, let your fabric dry completely for 1 to 2 hours between each coat, and apply 2 to 3 coats.
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